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GIVIT Podcast - Unlikely Series - Tina's Story

A collaboration with Karinya House, AIDS Action Council and Ted Noffs Foundation, GIVIT produced a series of podcasts to raise awareness of the tipping points into poverty and pathways available to vulnerable people, featuring women who have recently called the streets of the ACT ‘home’.

Podcast 2: Tina* (charity: AIDS Action Council)

For Tina, living with HIV is just one set back on her journey through “a dark tunnel”. She had a good job, lived in a good suburb and owned a few properties. As her marriage fell apart she found herself back in the tunnel, although this time, homeless.

“Are you there God? I had nowhere to go. I don’t have a home to go to. So I hung around the Canberra Centre.”

Anglicare’s 2018 Rental Affordability Snapshot revealed less than two per cent of available housing in Australia was affordable and appropriate for a single person on an Age Pension. Matched with years of unpaid caring, wage inequities, insufficient superannuation, relationship breakdown and the rising costs of living, it’s no surprise this has led women over 55 to become the fastest-growing category of people experiencing homelessness.

*name changed.


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